Monday, December 14, 2009

Blood, Toil, Tears & Sweat

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: victory. Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realized; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal.
Replace "the British Empire" with "America" and this should have been what Obama said in his recent speech at West Point.


SSG_E said...

I don't know that there are any principled leaders left in American politics anymore that would ever make such a speech.

Christopher Lee said...

America? How about the world.